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For the Joy of Doing

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

(Press Release reprinted with permission from the California State Library, June 15, 2017): “For the Joy of Doing,” A Selection of Fine Printing from the Collections of the California State Library On display now at the State Library Branch at 900 N Street is an exhibit devoted to the history of fine printing and book arts in...

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New Acquisitions for California History

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Propeller-driven Snow Mobile Among the many items acquired by the Foundation on behalf of the Library’s California History Section is an album of 62 original photographs documenting the construction of the Rush Creek Hydroelectric Project in Mono County, 1913––1923. Found in the album is a group of four images of a power “snow sled” built by Billy Young...

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Board Member Gary Noy Publishes Newest Book on the Gold Rush

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Gary Noy, an esteemed member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, has just released his latest book, Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck (Heyday Books and Sierra College Press, 2017). At the most recent Night at the State Library event, Mr. Noy gave a fascinating talk that was well-attended and enthusiastically...

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New Bulletin Hot Off the Press

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  The latest edition of the Bulletin is out in print, and the full color version is available on our website. In this issue CSUS Professor Emeritus Mark Riley details the treasure trove of “minor arts” found on the edifice and interior of the State Library’s Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building at 914 Capitol Mall,...

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